Assateague State Park

     


Ocean City, Maryland
Phone: (410) 641-2120

Sites: 350
Recent Rate: $33 9/2014


Latitude: 38.2369666351113
Longitude: -75.1396179199219

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 20
  • Good 6
  • Average 2
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

29 Reviews

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RVManiac

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, natural setting. Check in was quick although the staff member checking us in was a bit short with us and not very friendly. Stayed in B loop right across from the entrance to the beach. Only one loop has electric. Level asphalt pad on our site. Check for pad size before booking because there is a large variance in size from site to site. Bath houses were modern and clean. Camp store was fairly well stocked, especially considering it was late in the season. Paved paths for walking and bicycling. No lifeguards on the beaches other than the area at the ranger station. Would definitely return. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Motorhome.

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NoVa RT

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is all about the beach. It goes on for miles, and you mostly can't even see the bath houses or other low buildings on the other side of the dune line. Stayed for 2 days midweek, and you could easily have no one near you on the beach. Might be more crowded on weekends. I didn't down rate the park for what it doesn't have, but it could matter to some. Only one loop has electricity, and it fills up fast so reservations are advised. No water at campsites, but it's available at the dump station. There is no shade, and when the temperature hit 95, the A/C didn't keep our coach that cool. The bath houses were OK, perhaps a bit overused while some are closed for renovation. Staff was friendly and efficient. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Motorhome.

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Towhee04

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Our family doesn't necessarily value the amenities others do; we prefer to feel as if we are off the grid as much as possible. We were thrilled to find the park allowing campers to use the loops previously closed due to renovations and we took advantage of being able to make a last minute reservation. We didn't mind that the bath house on our loop was closed and stayed with no power or water. We had the loop almost to ourselves except for the horses and a buck deer. The beach was pristine and a little 3 day old "paint" foal wandered near. Although no one can guarantee seeing them, we saw the horses each day without having to search long, if at all. They were in F, G, H and I loops each day. The beach is quite windy with sharp shell shards at waters edge so bring water shoes to protect little feet. The water was still quite chilly this early but it was perfect to enjoy a book at waters edge in shorts and a sweatshirt. Groceries and gas are nearby and check-in was efficient and rangers friendly. Bath house was clean and surprisingly uncrowded even with E&F loops' closed. We weren't overly troubled by flies, mosquitoes or the mountains of manure others complained of. But, it was still quite cool for the season. If you are looking to have an excuse to unplug, relax and beach it, this is the perfect park! If your family needs more to do to be entertained, stay in the southern Chincoteague area because they aren't connected by a road and going in between means an hour by car. We all wish we could have stayed longer. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Motorhome.

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zrbrv

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This park continues to be a big hit. There are very few places where you can camp on the dunes so close to a pristine beach. The bathrooms are clean and the rangers are nice. We have camped here this year for two weeks total spread out over two visits. We brought a boat with us. The launch facilities are on the mainland right next to the bridge to the island. The thing you have to remember about the horses is that they are wild animals and unpredictable. People forget that and treat them as if they are domestic animals. They can bite, kick and most importantly- you have to keep your food locked away in a car or RV. I have personally witnesses them walk through tents to get after food and tear apart coolers. That being said, this is a great place and difficult to get reservations. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Motorhome.

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vince/chestertown

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Wtayed for 4 days, DNR staff friendly & courteous. The sites all paved & level, good paved trails for bike riding both in state & connecting National park. Baths are kept clean and are big. Only had one problem the women's shower water was only luke warm, told a ranger was told it should be at 130 Deg. and they looked into it right away. If you have a pet book early because the sites with electric where pets are allowed are limited. All sites close to ocean w/ith good access. We will return We camped at Assateague State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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sfkiefer48

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

What an awesome park. You cannot ask for any better, more natural beach campground. The directions and signage to the park were outstanding. The check in staff were extremely helpful. In fact, we were not slated for an electric site but a last minute cancellation for an electric site became available. The staff worked with the system to cancel and reassign our reservation so we could be in the electric loop. The park is a very natural setting. All interior roads are paved and each site is paved. Therefore the site was level and the spacing between each site is spacious. There are no trees in the campground so no shade. With no trees to block the signal, the roof mounted satellite worked fine. Also, our Verizon cell had a very good signal. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Motorhome.

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humat33

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

My family of five stayed three nights in electric loop H. This was our fifth trip to ASP. Nothing has changed: Friendly staff and Rangers, nice sites, great beach, reasonably clean showers. We will be back next year. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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linfrog

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

There are no ocean front sites, but all sites are close, walking distance, to the ocean. Only one small loop is pet friendly...pets are not permitted any other place at the State Park, even indoor pets are not permitted. If you love dry camping, this is the place to be. Internet was offered at the camp store. Water and dump station are available in one of the loops to fill your fresh water or empty your tanks. Very quiet. Can be very hot in summer months and sometimes the bugs are terrible. The ponies are awesome and will often visit your campsite and or the beach. Located a short drive from Ocean City Md and all of the activities there. Many of the folks camping here have come to Assateague for many, many years and have established life long friendships. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Motorhome.

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User540

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second stay here at site I 54. I would suggest a site on the outside of the loop- dune side. We LOVE it. One loop with electric and a new loop that is dog friendly but very small. Cool to see dogs on their end of the beach playing in the waves with their owners. There is no comparison for beach camping. We did invest in a generator due to the extreme heat wave this year. We are glad we did. It did reach 97 on the beach. Thank goodness for the ocean breeze! The bugs were not horrible due to the breeze. Mosquito's made an appearance almost each night at dinner time. Repellent is a must, be prepared. Horses were everywhere this trip- many more than last time. We are booking for next summer- you must book in advance. This is a dream location for beach lovers. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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MD Saga

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

You are basically at the beach, so there is sand everywhere. Main reason the bathrooms wouldn't be called 'clean' is they were full of sand. Three stalls, only two had commodes. There was a cool breeze and a short walk to the beach. No lifeguards. Horses came by only one day. Two got into a fight and kicked a car; left a nice dent. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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kgkaroonie

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a unique state park with wild ponies and sika deer living on the island. There is horse manure, flies, mosquitoes, ticks, high grass, stickers, and sand spurs. But you are in preserved natural surroundings with clean hot showers, sand dunes, beaches, nature centers, and a resort town 15 minutes away. Reservations are hard to get for the weekends from Spring to Fall. If you get the chance, I highly recommend this park at least once for the experience. But most people fall in love with the island and keep coming back year after year. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Magicflesh

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Awesome location give them that. The beach is nice, being close to Ocean City is great. Horses were cool at first, but after a day or two- just insanely annoying and very aggressive . The BUGS, BUGS, BUGS, BUGS are awful --hot nights Mosquitoes RULE -cool misty nights Gnats RULE. Biggest complaint was the staff, at the front desk, made us wait 4 hours to check in and had a real FU attitude about it. Since they enforce the "check in" time, they had over 50 campers waiting in line to check in, which then took another hour. BEWARE OF the Park Police, they will issue tickets at will (our nice neighbors got ripped apart). One officer invaded our campsite because he could hear my son and I talking from the street. Embarrassing for a father to be belittled in front of his son. On a good note staff at the Nature center- AWESOME!!! A nice park to visit but not worth spending the night. I will NEVER stay here again- not worth the trip! Better beach camping up north. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Motorhome.

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Chave

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Rating this campground is difficult because on one hand, the proximity to the ocean is ideal and the bathroom and shower facilities are very nice; on the hand, we brought our dog, a Lhasa Apso, and every time we took him outside, we spent 10+ minutes removing stickers from his hair. The bike trail is flat and is approximately four miles long one way ending in the Assateague National Seashore Park. The bike trail to he national museum crosses a high bridge (for a good view) and allows for additional riding. The rangers were very nice and police the campground very well. You can purchase wood for $5 per bundle at the ranger house. Both the state and national parks are known for their wild horses, which are nice to see but at a good distance, since they are known to bite. Because of the horses, there is horse waste everywhere. Also, you have to keep your food stored extremely well because the horses can be persistent and aggressive if you have food within their scenting distance. They come and go at their own leisure. The Fall season is an ideal season to visit because the weather is very nice. The National Park is next door, is less expensive, has larger sites, but the showers do not have warm water. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Motorhome.

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mdbowhunter

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is, by far my favorite campground to date. The natural beauty of the island has been drawing me back since childhood. You must book in advance (1 year) to get the best sites. If done correctly you can have a site that over looks the ocean and have the sounds of the waves put you to sleep at night. If star gazing, expect to see many shooting stars in the evening hours. The restrooms and hot showers are cleaned daily. Although there is not much shade, a small shade tent will give you a place to keep out of the sun. The horses, sika deer and whitetail deer WILL pass by your site! Only one down fall is that the posted speed 10 mph limits are there for the safety of Campers as well as wildlife: they shoot radar and will not hesitate to give you a ticket if you go 1 mph over. Mosquito's are not as bad as some claim them to be, unless you get a bay breeze. Only limited electric is available in loop H. Other than that, it is "NO" electric water or sewer. There are dump stations located thoughout park that are free to use. I would recommend this park to everyone to at least experience once. We camped at Assateague State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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shafe76

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first foray into oceanside camping and we loved it! We stayed in loop H (the only loop that has electricity) at site 16. The dune pass-over to get to the beach was literally 200 paces from our doorstep. The wild horses made fairly frequent visits to the camping areas. They were the same three horses (a male and two female) that I've seen in pictures found on the internet. Since it was late spring the water was still COLD, but that didn't stop my family from enjoying the surf. Ocean City was only about 10 miles north of the park which is convenient. We look forward to another trip to Assateague sometime in the near future!! We camped at Assateague State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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